Cass McCombs | 06/01/14

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Cass McCombs today premieres the video for "Big Wheel", the (almost) titular track from "Big Wheel and Others", his most recent album. Shot by Cass's long-term friend and collaborator Albert Herter in New York, California and China, its chaotic, clashing imagery and oblique sloganeering are the perfect accompaniment to a song that see McCombs subtlety yet powerfully dismantle generally agreed notions of Western masculinity and identity with his uniquely irreverent wit and insight. 

Well versed in the practice of visually representing the Cass way, Herter's previous collaborations with the artist have come in the form of the beautiful illustrations that adorn the cover of "Big Wheel and Others" as well as the cover art of 2011's astounding albums "Humor Risk" and "Wit's End." 

The twenty-two song long 'Big Wheel and Others' is a marauding marvel of great beauty, insight, humour and mystery that truly sees McCombs at the peak of his mercurial powers - his restless muse making stops at all the strangest, most singular roadsides of rock and roll, blues, jazz, country and more on its nomadic quest for human truth and understanding. In equal parts bucolically gorgeous and thrillingly roughshod, mischievously obtuse and devastatingly direct, painfully personal and cosmically universal, 'Big Wheel...' is the perfect distillation of over a decade's worth of creation and chaos in the life of a true pillar of the American underground.  You can buy ‘Big Wheel And Others via all good record stores,  iTunes and via Dom Mart.

Tour dates:

08.01   Colston Hall                             Bristol (tickets)

09.01   CCA                                        Glasgow (tickets)

10.01   Deaf Institute                           Manchester (tickets)

11.01   Workmans Club                       Dublin (tickets)

13.01   Queen Elizabeth Hall             London (tickets)

16.01   Teatro Maria Matos                  Lisbon, Portugal

17.01   Teatro Aveirense                     Aveiro City, Portugal

18.01   Casa de Artes                           VN Famalicao, Portugal

19.01   Salon Teatro de Santiago         Santiago, Spain

20.01   El Sol                                       Madrid, Spain

21.01   Edificio                                    Cadiz, Spain

23 .01  La Sala (2) Apolo                    Barcelona, Spain

24 .01  Bordeaux Rocks                      Bordeaux, France

25.01    Le 106                                                Rouen, France

26 .01  MoFo Festival                          @ Mains D’Ouevres, Paris, France

30.01   Northcote Social Club              Melbourne, Australia

31.01   Laneway                                  Brisbane RNA, Australia

1.02     Laneway                                  Melbourne, Australia

2.02     Laneway                                  Sydney, Australia

6 .02    Oxford Art Factory                  Sydney, Australia

7.02     ­Laneway                                  Adelaide, Australia

8.02     Laneway                                  Fremantle, Australia


17 – 20.07 Latitude Festival                Suffolk (tickets)